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Humans in Crisis

Movies lie.

In my nearly two-score years on this earth, every time I’ve witnessed a tornado, flood, hurricane, fire, or other calamity, I have been brought to tears by the instant compassion and heroism of humans.

In movies, it’s a free for all. People trample their fellow man and let them die. In reality, people rise, rally, and rescue total strangers.

I knew a guy when I was a kid who bought a truck with a snow plow and winch so he could go out and clear driveways and pull people from ditches in snowstorms. He loved it. He’d risk his safety to find and help strangers. This was not his job and he got no attention for it.

In my experience, this has been this rule more than the exception in times of disaster and crisis.

Humans have heroism in them. All of us.